60 Dead Persons Still Receiving Salary In Imo Agency — Report
Governor Hope Uzodimma

An audit report carried out by the authorities of the Imo State Secondary Education Management Board (IMSUBEB) has revealed that about 60 dead workers of the agency are still receiving salary till date.

The report also showed that several persons aged 60 years and above (the age of retirement) are still drawing salary while more than 40 Staff of the agency who absconded from service are also still on the payroll.

The shocking revelation was made at the weekend when the committee set up by the Agency of Imo State Government to look into its activities submitted its report to Governor Hope Uzodimma.

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Receiving the report, Governor Uzodimma lauded the agency for the courage to carry out the audit and encouraged other ministries and agencies of government to do likewise for the purpose of sanitizing the payroll system of the state.

“No amount of distraction will deter government from completing the automation exercise. It is unfortunate that agents of opposition party keep trying to blackmail the government. Unfortunately, I will not allow them to have their way,” the Governor said.

He said his administration is committed to the payment of salary and emoluments of civil servants and pensioners and urged those yet to receive their pay to approach the relevant offices with the appropriate data so that they can be payrolled in line with the automation process.

The Governor pleaded with the pensioners who are yet to receive their pay to exercise patience as the government does not have the intention to leave any of them out who deserve to be paid.